UK time is: 07:42:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hooper to stay at Celtic

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has admitted that he will not be signing Celtic's Gary Hooper.

The Saints have already had two bids rejected for the striker, and Adkins has realised that the Scottish league leaders will not be selling Hooper.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, Adkins said: 'Celtic say they don't want to sell him. So that's it, end of story.

'I know Gary and I'm delighted he's doing so well. He's a top-class striker, but we have other good strikers here, so we move on.'

It was thought that the Championship leaders were to place a third bid for the former Scunthorpe man, but Celtic boss Neil Lennon has no plan to let Hooper leave.

'The stance hasn't changed,' he told the BBC.

'The retention of all my key players is key to winning the title and Gary certainly comes into that bracket.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 20 2012

Time: 7:27PM

Your Comments

This is such a shame as I think that Hooper would've been perfect for us. He's exactly what we need, but if Celtic don't want to sell him, then there's not a lot we can do. We need to move on and get somebody else in!
abesaint
I agree with you there Abe. Maybe we have another target in mind but if not there is always the summer window and we will hopefully be in a better position to make a move.
stellarnw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman Ready For Fixture Run (Friday November 21 2014)

Fonte Makes Portugal Debut (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Three Picked For TV (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Long & Clyne Talk Leicester (Sunday November 9 2014)

Koeman - Perseverance Paid Off (Sunday November 9 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Leicester (Saturday November 8 2014)

New Training Centre Honours Markus (Wednesday November 5 2014)

Sheffield United Tie Set (Wednesday November 5 2014)

Mature Performance For Fonte (Sunday November 2 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rex Vulgaris 18
2. Vital Saint 12
3. WillT 9
4. his4harry 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 +19 32
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 +18 25
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 +11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 +4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 +3 18

Breaking League News

Everton record tough 2-1 win over West Ham
Everton : 24/11/2014 04:10:00
Poyet Points Out The Improvement.
Sunderland : 24/11/2014 00:07:00
Pearson Happy With Goalless Draw.
Sunderland : 23/11/2014 23:56:00
Ings Brings First Away Win
Stoke : 23/11/2014 22:35:00
Does Michu Require Ankle Surgery?
Swansea : 23/11/2014 22:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 40%
Bertrand 0%
S Davis 0%
Wanyama 60%
Schneiderlin 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Mane 0%
Sub - Cork 0%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Reed 0%